Time Is Running Out to Take Advantage of NWEA MAP Assessments Discounted Rates
April 27, 2014 CCSA has partnered with the Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) allowing California charter schools to receive a substantial discount on Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessments in Math, Reading, and Language Arts. Time is running out to take advantage of discount pricing for charter schools. If your school is still needing a norm referenced data assessment to see how your students are transitioning to the Common Core, don't miss out on this special pricing opportunity.
For $10/student per year, California charter schools can administer the NWEA MAP assessments for 2013-14 (compared to a standard rate of $13.50/student). All charter schools in California are eligible to receive this discount. Charter schools currently using NWEA™ can also sign up to receive the discounted rate in the form of a credit toward purchasing MAP® assessments in 2014-15.
MAP Assessments provide critical information to help schools effectively transition to Common Core. This data is important on three levels:
- At the student level: Are students successfully making the transition to Common Core? What mid-course corrections to instruction are needed?
- At the school level: How will schools maintain transparency and accountability with parents and the public? How will schools demonstrate academic success school-wide and with subgroups at time of renewal?
- At the movement level: CCSA needs to be able to paint a portrait of the movement to be able to successfully advocate for charter schools and push for continued equitable access to facilities, funding and to protect against efforts to re-regulate charters or take away charter autonomy.
In a time where the state has suspended state testing, it will be key to the charter movement's success that we have the MAP data to tell the story of how gains are being made statewide in communities being served by charter schools.